What is an EPD®?
An Environmental Product Declaration, EPD®, is a verified document that reports environmental data of products based on life cycle assessment (LCA) and other relevant information and in accordance with the international standard ISO 14025 (Type III Environmental Declarations).
What about the ®?
The EPD® logotype and the acronym EPD® are registered trademarks within the European Union and use of them within the EU is therefore only allowed for certified EPDs within the International EPD® System.
An environmental declaration, is defined, in ISO 14025, as quantified environmental data for a product with pre-set categories of parameters based on the ISO 14040 series of standards, but not excluding additional environmental information.
Environmental Product Declarations in the International EPD® System (EPD®) add several new market dimensions to inform about environmental performance of products and services with key characteristics and guiding principles resulting in a number of advantages both for organisations creating EPD® s as well as for those making use of EPD® information.
All EPD®s on this site are publically available and free to download through the EPD Search or by browsing by product categories. You can also read more about creating EPD®s and how to communicate the environmental performance of products in a transparent and credible way.